Author Archives: Melissa

Us Conductors

HisLit In this fictional account of Lev Termen’s life, we are presented with how the Russian scientist invented an electronic instrument, known as the theremin. We witness how his government uses this invention as a means to visit America in … Continue reading

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Me Before You

Book vs. Movie    I was excited when I found out they were doing a movie of this book.  I somehow knew it would be a gem because it was filmed in the UK and featured British actors.  I was … Continue reading

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The Penguin Lessons

A Five Star Pick This memoir explores the adventure of a young British professor, taking the risk to travel abroad and landing on the other side of the world, to teach at a boy’s school in Argentina—during a corrupt regime.  … Continue reading

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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend & The Bookshop on the Corner

Book Pairing    There are no two better novels to pair up together than these.  Written just a year apart, it seems there is no shortage of this type of theme occurring often and lately.  That is, the theme of … Continue reading

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Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man

HisLit This book will appeal to anyone who was curious about the relationship between William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.  It is also another view of the lovable man we all remembered as Spock.  As a ‘Trekkie’, I certainly wanted to … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Train

Book vs. Movie     Those who have read the book first will be slightly thrown off when watching the movie.  The reason is because in this case, there are quite a few differences, even though they are minor or not … Continue reading

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Don Quixote

A Five Star Pick I’m going way back for this one.  Yes, it is a classic but I just read it this year.  It took me a few months to finish it too.  Not because it was boring or I … Continue reading

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